Visit the feudal lord's residence and samurai houses with a Private Guide
Japan's feudal lords had their residences outside their castles. In Kagoshima, they still keep one where a few generations of the Shimadzu clan actually lived. It has a magnificent landscape garden against the backdrop of Sakurajima volcano. Then one hour drive away it, there is an area where you can see a group of samurai houses beautifully and meticulously maintained by the descendants of them now. Both are really worthwhile visiting.
Meet at your hotel or wherever you want me to pick you up.
Starting with historical places such as Statue of Saigo Takamori, Shiroyama Park where you can take pictures and go to Iso Garden to appreciate the beauty of the Japanese feudal lord's landscape garden. Leaving central part of Kagoshima city for the Chiran area to see middle ranked samurai houses and a kamikaze pilot's museum. On the way back to the marine port or city center, you may get a chance to visit shouchu brewery factory for tasting.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel or Kagoshima central railway station, Kagoshima Airport, and in case of a shore excursion,at Marine Port.
End location: your hotel or the starting point of the tour,and wherever you want to end the tour
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
In case the traffic is too heavy, the duration will stretch to be 7 or 7:30.
You will get around by taxi
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25000 yen - a taxi fare--21000yen
admission fee: chiran samurai houses(500yen)kamikaze pilots' museum (500yen)Iso Garden(1000yen)
your lunch: 1000yen
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.